Christians face many obstacles to prepare for Christmas. We have retailers, restaurants, and a myriad of other noises captivating our attention which lead to our affections. This post is to give you the tools to better focus your attention on Jesus, His birth, life, death, and resurrection. I would like … Continue Reading Expectantly Awaiting Our LORD
‘Tis the season for families to get geared up for school! The kids have grown and the fashions have changed over the last few months, which means, it’s back-to-school shopping! Now for the kids, this may seem initially fun and exciting, but for the parents, it can be a dreadful … Continue Reading Back-To-School Foundations
Would you say that your family is solid; And by solid, I mean, grounded; And by grounded, I mean, focused on what’s most important in life? Does the future of your family depend on you or someone else? Before we embark on this broad and nuanced topic of life, we must first … Continue Reading The Restoration of Family
I have a question I have been mulling over lately, a test, if you will. The test? “Is catastrophe praiseworthy?” My hypothesis? “Praiseworthiness can only be validated through the good that comes through God.” One can not simply make a hypothesis without verifying it through empirical data. Let me share … Continue Reading Praiseworthy Enough?
Why is it so hard to say “thank you” and actually mean it? Think about the times during Thanksgiving when peer pressure forces you to give one thing that you are thankful for. You knew that moment would come didn’t you? However, some people would rather perform their own appendectomy … Continue Reading Gratitude is a 4-Letter Word
A wise “man” once said, “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate and hate leads to suffering.” (Yoda) Is what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri this process? Before we start to validate points and point fingers, there is a little matter of business to attend to. Looking at the four … Continue Reading Fear, Anger, Hate and Suffering
Have you ever caught yourself saying something that scared you? Words that just leapt out of your mouth? Perhaps something in the line of, “I can’t believe you are that stupid!” or “Does everything you touch end up broken?!” Whether you’ve said similar things or heard these types of words … Continue Reading What Say You?
As many individuals begin to realize the world around themselves – one would tend to (hopefully) notice that this world is not rotating around the beauty of them. History has proven otherwise. For example, the iconic lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain once said, “I don’t care what you think … Continue Reading Why Do We Do What We Do?
On the close of the Second Debate of the 2012 Presidential Candidates, we see both opponents verbally attack and almost get into an actual physical scuffle. Now I’m not old enough to have seen numerous debates of this caliber, but I’m curious to know if they are all like this? … Continue Reading Politics at its best
There has been a huge buzz around Happy Valley Pennsylvania lately with the scandal of Joe Paterno allegedly covering up sexual abuse with a minor on Pennsylvania State’s campus. There are many levels to how wrong this really is. Without going into disgusting detail, a 10 year old boy was malested by … Continue Reading Joepa… ):
After looking at how I currently minister to others and then participating in my first of 6 sessions with the Youth Ministry Coaching Program, I am now encouraged to have a renewed focus and joy in serving the kingdom of God. Being part of a great group of peers in … Continue Reading YMCP Session 1…